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Nur Adnan


Nur Adnan practices in the area of commercial dispute resolution, with experience in offshore litigation, international and domestic arbitration and investigations. Nur advises major corporates and financial institutions on a broad range of complex commercial disputes and regulatory and compliance matters, including with respect to economic sanctions.

Nur has experience representing clients in a range of sectors, including pharmaceutical, technology, banking, energy and construction.


  • Advising Rosneft against Exxon in a USD 1.4bn ICC arbitration over oil migration in the Sakhalin-1 offshore oil and gas project in Russia.*
  • *Advising Slater & Gordon in claiming damages for fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of warranty and/or breach of contract in connection with the acquisition of the professional services division of Watchstone Group plc for GBP 637m.*
  • Advising an employer in a DIAC arbitration arising out of a contract for the construction of a customs control zone and warehouse in Iraq.*
  • Advising the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry as an interested party along Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited, the Secretary of State for Health et al. in judicial review proceedings.*
  • Advising a leading private equity fund on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States regulations and jurisdiction over funds controlled by, or acting on behalf of, foreign governments.
  • *Denotes experience from a previous firm.

Nur’s pro bono work includes:

  • Advising the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Association for the Prevention of Torture on developing international guidelines and best practice on prison release schemes.
  • Advising UN Women on its engagement with the Iraqi government to advocate an end to gender based violence.
  • Advising the International Labour Organisation on persuading GCC governments to issue directives for the protection of construction workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Advising the Clooney Foundation for Justice with TrialWatch research concerning a trial on social media related violations in Egypt.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Master of Laws
  • University of London, Master of Laws
  • University of Bucharest, Bachelor of Laws

Memberships And Affiliations

  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • London International Court of Arbitration Young International Arbitration Group
  • International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum
  • Young Oil Gas Energy Mining Infrastructure Dispute Management